West Hopkins Street improvements entering final stages in San Marcos

The West Hopkins Street Improvements Project is set to be finished in early 2022. (Courtesy City of San Marcos)
The West Hopkins Street Improvements Project is set to be finished in early 2022. (Courtesy City of San Marcos)

The West Hopkins Street Improvements Project is set to be finished in early 2022. (Courtesy City of San Marcos)

Construction on West Hopkins Street in San Marcos entered its fourth phase in November as part of the city’s Hopkins Street Improvements Project from Bishop to Moore streets.

Traffic detours were put in place in May 2020 up Moore Street on the east and up Bishop Street on the west to Craddock Avenue.

The multifaceted project involved the replacement of water lines and wastewater structures, an improved drainage system and total reconstruction of the street with added curbs and sidewalks. Reduced speeds are included in the new design of the road, according to city staff.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization awarded the city a $3 million grant for the project, and its total cost is estimated at just over $10 million.

Construction crews began pouring concrete driveways and sidewalks in October, and storm sewer installation is ongoing. The project contractor is Jordan Foster Construction.



Project completion is anticipated for early 2022.





By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

Eric joinedCommunity Impact Newspaper as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. He brings a passion for accurate, compelling story telling and human interest to his work.



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